How Can I Appoint A Health Care Agent?

All competent adults can appoint a health care agent by signing a form called a Health Care Proxy. You don't need a lawyer, just two adult witnesses. However, because of the legal implications involved, it is suggested that you consult with a qualified estate­planning attorney before completing a health care proxy or any other advance care document.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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